Belarus opposition movement wins Sakharov Prize for human rights

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The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to the Belarusian movement opposing President Alexander Lukashenko, led by the exiled Svetlana Tikhanovskaya. “It is an honour to announce that the women and men of the democratic opposition […]



The European Parliament has awarded the Sakharov Prize for human rights to the Belarusian movement opposing President Alexander Lukashenko, led by the exiled Svetlana Tikhanovskaya.
“It is an honour to announce that the women and men of the democratic opposition in Belarus are the 2020 Sakharov Prize laureates,” European Parliament President David Sassoli said on Twitter on Thursday.
“They have on their side something that brute force can never defeat: the truth. Do not give up on your fight. We are by your side.”
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